Global Patent Index - EP 1100282 A1

EP 1100282 A1 2001-05-16 - Transparent access to remote devices

Title (en)

Transparent access to remote devices

Title (de)

Transparenter Zugang zu entfernten Geräten

Title (fr)

Accès transparent aux dispositifs à distance

Publication

EP 1100282 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99402743 A

Priority

EP 99402743 A

Abstract (en)

A method for providing for modification of software in a remote device normally connected to a network comprising embedding an identifier within the software, the identifier comprising an address of an update source. From time to time the remote device sends the embedded code over the network to the update source, the update source being responsive if an update is available. The remote device may be a cellular telephone and the update source is a server accessible through the cellular telephone network. The embedded code may be a telephone number of a server which contains the update source. The remote device sends the server telephone number automatically at predetermined time intervals, and the server responds to the remote device if an upgrade is available. A new embedded code representing a telephone number is included within the update and subsequent calls from the remote device are made to the new number.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04Q 7/32; G06F 9/445

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 9/445 (2006.01); G06F 13/00 (2006.01); H04W 8/24 (2009.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 8/65 (2013.01); H04W 8/24 (2013.01); G06F 8/654 (2018.02); H04W 8/245 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 1100282 A1 20010516; BR 0015043 A 20021119; CA 2389725 A1 20010525; CN 1241441 C 20060208; CN 1385041 A 20021211; JP 2003515207 A 20030422; MX PA02004317 A 20031015; WO 0137598 A1 20010525

INPADOC legal status


2008-11-19 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20080531

2004-11-10 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20040922

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2002-03-06 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION)

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2002-02-13 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

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